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I don't get an opportunity to get down south but maybe once a year and when I do,I have either fished the Root,in and around Forestville or Beaver creek.Some day I'd like to spend more time and explore the Root a little more as its obviuosly a tremendous fishery.Most of my time fishing is spent on streams fairly close to Red Wing,Hay creek,West Indian and a few undesignated gems.I fish all year.When winter comes,I switch gears and do that hard water thing.One thing that has intruiged me is,ice fishing on the Root.Is it done anywhere on its length that anyone knows?If it is,I'm sure its a closely guarded secret but maybe we can swap secrets or I'd be willing to be blindfolded all the way there and I'd take a blood oath.p.s.Sunday,undesignated gem,1 hour fishing=5 fish,1@20",1@16",3 about 12".Monday,Hay creek,2 hours fishing=at least 15 fish,nothing much bigger than maybe 14".All in all,a couple of good outings!

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Jim W

yUP, THE TROUT ARE ON A TEAR!!! THERE ARE QUITE THE OPTIONS WHEN TALKING THE ROOT. KEEP IN MIND THE SOUTH BRANCH IS FOR TROUT AND THE MIDDLE, NORTH AND MAIN ARE MOSTLY SMALLMOUTH. HOWEVER, TROUT DO FREQUENT THE SMALLY WATERS IN THE OTHER BRANCHES!
I HAVE FISHED THE WATERS YOU MENTIONED AS WELL. HOW HAS HAYCREEK REBOUNDED AFTER THE KILL A COUPLE YEARS AGO?

KEEP THE RODS BENDIN'!
JIM W

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I have never "ice fished" on the Root during the winter, although I have fished some non-designated stuff with my fly rod during the warmer periods of the winter months.....I'm not sure there is actually enough stable ice on the Root to do the traditional ice fish thing (at least you wouldn't find me on it!!)

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J.A.Say.Tree

I wouldn't recommend ice fishing on any of the Root either... I've had the same thought, but I just don't see it being anywhere near safe enough....

Way to go on those "Jem" fish!!!!

JA!

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